George Shirley wrote:
>Melba's Jammin' wrote:
>>George Shirley wrote:
>>> Here it is, another rainy day, expecting nine inches of rain today. I
>> Nine inches? Serious? Did you get that much? Got webbing between your
> Yup, in three days, actually two and a half, we got almost eighteen
> inches of rain. Remember, we're living on top of a prehistoric sand
> dune, water soaks right in. Nearest rock is several thousand feet
> straight down.
if we had that much rain here the village would
be flooded. we're "UP" from the village so i
suspect we're safe from being flooded in the house
but the surrounding lower areas might be under
water for a while until downstream sorted itself
out and the water made it's way into Lake Huron.
it has been so dry this year that the lakes
and rivers are all down several feet from
> In addition, we have an excellent gravity drainage system, concrete
> canals all carry excess rainwater down to a couple of bayous, a large
> river, and then to the Gulf. We seldom have homes flood here in this
> town. Now flooded streets are common during the downpour, within thirty
> minutes after the rain stops the streets are clear again.
> No webbing, we just sit here in a remodeled house and watch the rain
> fall. Having been retired for over five years now I get to stay warm and
> dry instead of getting out in the weather.
> Watching the weather report a few minutes ago, seems some of the
> northern states and even down into the midwest are facing a possible
> freeze today and tonight. It's 84F here right now with a nice breeze
> blowing in from the north. Eat yer hearts out Yankee's.
har! one thing i like about gardening up
here is that i get a break for a few months
so that i can get caught up on my reading
and other projects.
not too much preserving going on this season.
fruit prices are way up. for some it may be a
good season for trying more herb/wine flavored